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but here's your planner for today. wake up around 6:00, temperature at 45 degrees. as we go into 9:00 52, and we will start to see, again, plenty of sunshine in here again with the temperature coming in right around 63 degrees by lunchtime. let's get a check now of the abc 2 time saver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. we do have some patchy fog out there this morning. >>reporter: yes. you will want to expect reduced visibility across the region. if you are traveling on 95 in white marsh, there are no delays right now heading into the city. and for those of you using the harrisburg expressway, no problems to report. it will remain clear once you do get onto the jfx. you're looking at just an lech- minute ride from towson downtown to east fayette street. as far as the beltway is concerned, here's a live look at the top side at towson at delaney valley road norks problems getting up to 83 or if you are traveling the inner loop towards 95. this is what the west side of the turnpike looks like at baltimore national pike, no problems down to 95 or through pikesville. that's a look at your abc 2
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time saver traffic. megan and charley, over to you. we send our kids to school and the last thing we ever want to think about is the possibility of them being bullied >> we hear about it way too often these days. one school in baltimore is doing something about it. >> linda stow is live at the friendship academy this morning. and, linda, what is this school doing now to fight this ever- growing problem? >>reporter: they'll start off okay to teach kids it is not okay to bully. this is katrise wiley, thanks so much for being with us. >> thank you. >>reporter: you are pumped up today, excited. why are you guys doing this? >> we're trying to take proactive measures against bullying. we wanted to take the time to let everyone know that bullying is not okay. it's starting off with a pep rally, we had our first graduating class back in 2012, this is our first official homecoming, so we're just taking the time to do everything at one time, basically celebrate our
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homecoming, celebrate our teams. we have a j.v. football team that's undefeated and just first starting. we want to take this opportunity to make this really big bullying and say it's not okay and we need to work together as a team and community to make sure we put an end and a stop to this. >>reporter: you were telling us this school houses grades 6- 12. a fun but exciting time. >> absolutely. it is a challenging group of kids. this is the age group that's actually targeted with bullying, you know, hormones start kicking in and different things happen. we definitely have a challenge in age group, but we definitely wanted to make sure that we get to the bottom of it and just prevent it and say no to bullying. >>reporter: will you be bringing people in to talk to the kids to just really send that message home? >> absolutely. we have a panel set up today. we also have 92q coming out to pump everybody up. but the panel is to talk about strategies and things they should do in case they are bullied and strategies and
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things that they should do to prevent bullying. >>reporter: wonderful. principal, thanks for joining us this morning. you'll be with us throughout the morning newscast. we'll talk more about bullying and what they'll be doing today to stop it. live in northeast baltimore, abc 2 news. with no where to turn, a girl turns to youtube to tell the world about the severe bullying she faced and when no one listened, danonda todd took her own life last year. in a video a man -- amanda described using webcam chats when meeting people. she says one man pressured her into flashing her chest. eventually she gave in and that person took a picture. amanda says in her video that man posted it online and sent it to everyone she knew. after moving, the man continued following her and using that photograph. eventually it became too much for her. her family now takes comfort in the fact amanda's death has started an international
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conversation about bullying. >> i knew there would be aboutcry, i didn't think it would be an international outcry. i don't think her parents expected that either. >> the group anonymous think they found the man who bullying amanda. they put out his name, saying he went to child porn sites. if you search amanda todd's name on youtube, you can find the original video plus a number of tributes to her. for most of our kids, riding the school bus is pretty much a normal part of their daily routine. for one group of students, their ride was more than ordinary. today 13 people are recovering after a school bus and a minivan collided. the crash happened in east baltimore yesterday afternoon. when crews arrived at the intersection on madison street, the bus was pinned against an apartment building. everyone is expected to be all right. police are still trying to figure out what happened. a teenager is under arrest this morning after showing at
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an anne arundel county school with a gun and pellet gun. it happened at harwood. school officials found the 17- year-old in the cafeteria and recovered both weapons. the student made no threats during the incident. he's now being charged as a juvenile. to baltimore county now where another student is in trouble this morning for bringing a bb gun to school. police say the 17-year-old was found in the school's main office, they after other students told administrators that they saw someone holding a weapon. he was arrested and is being charged as a reufl with possession of a dangerous weapon. according to the baltimore sun, women's interviews and toxicology screenings are yet to be complete. during the summer a speed boat collided with another. four children were hurt in the accident. after the crash dwyre admitted he was drunk and his blood alcohol level twice the legal limit. both boat drivers could face
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charges. your insurance could be in jeopardy if you're covered by one of baltimore's well known agencies. hellcats write, provide and finance insurance for people that couldn't get coverage anywhere else. now that company is at the center of an investigation. that's according to the m.i.a., that nearly $80000 in payments for coverage did not end up in the right hands. records also show cap owes more than $8 million who fronted money to him to loan for insurance so those customers we know of to cap license they sell -- the insurance, rather, was revoked earlier this year. katz would not speak to us on camera, but his representative did send a statement to us saying that all policies are in effect and all claims are being paid. if you are a customer of hellcats, it's there we'll give you more information as far as the story goes. some of the events
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happening in our area today, earlier this week we told you about free dental care that was for seniors. now students from community college baltimore county dental hygiene clinic, they are providing free services for pregnant women and children. the exam includes comprehensive oral exams, oral hygiene instruction and fluoride treatment. they take place today from 8:00 until 11:30 in the morning and then again at 1:00 until 4:30. appointments are necessary if you want to take advantage of this. the senior foundation launches a new initiative providing opportunities to children living in high drug trafficked areas. it's called badges for baseball and pairs police officers for kids so they can learn to play. the goal is to reshape the relationship between law enforcement and children living under and underserved communities. 16 states around the country take part in badges for baseball. time now for a check of the forecast on this wednesday. here's lynette. >> we are talking about some chilly temperatures this morning and also some wet weather that will begin to work
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its way into our area. we do have this upper level low across the northern plains. this is going to push a cold front into the area late tomorrow. so we will be getting some wet weather in here. but for today we're just dealing with some cloud cover now trying to stream in across the area. that does not mean that we're going to be socked in at all all day. we will get some sunshine in here mixing with the cloud cover as we go through the morning and also the afternoon. now, we do have some fog, so those clouds at the ground this morning, but very patchy in nature. we can see only about two miles of reduced visibility in fredrick, that's the worst of it. and then the further to the north you go, in york, pennsylvania, we have about eight-mile reduced visibility and in baltimore we're looking at nine-mile reduced visibilities. we like to get to the 10s we're seeing in d.c. and also easton this morning. and then we have the temperatures that are quite chilly. cold in some spots. ellicott city coming in at 39 degrees. we should be at 46 degrees this time of year for our low temperatures. annapolis 42, and federalsburg coming in right around 40. so we have lots to talk about
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today. i'll tell you when you'll need the rain gear. i'll tell you when you can put the coats away because we do have a warmup in the forecast. megan and charley, over to you. stay with us this morning because you probably know what you were doing when that earthquake hit in august of 2011. did you know what to do. >> what the state has planned to make sure you're prepared in case the quake should come your way. also today, there's a grand opening today. we're going to tell you the newest place to shop. >>reporter: the second presidential debate is in the books. i'm tori duncan at hofstra university with a look at what turned out to be a showdown and heated exchanges. >>reporter: everything is up to speed here on 95 at route 100. i'll let you know how traffic is shaping up on the beltway and 83 coming up on "good morning maryland." you are taking a live look in new york at times square. great way to start the day. stay with us. there's much more coming up.
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democracy 2012 right now. president obama and mitt romney, they took to the stage last night in what was a highly spirited round two of the presidential debates. tori dunham has all the highlights from hempstead, new york. >>reporter: in total 11 questions were asked during this town hall-style debate. so the candidates had to answer to voters directly. but at times this really felt like a boxing match. at the second of three presidential debates, voters got their say. >> what is the biggest difference between you and george w. bush. >> what have you done or accomplished to earn my vote in 2012? >>reporter: president obama didn't hold back throughout the night. >> when he said behind closed doors that 47% of the country considered themselves victims, who refused personal
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responsibility, think about who he was talking about. i want to fight for them. >>reporter: meanwhile romney slammed his opponent on the economy, healthcare and foreign policy. >> when we're talking about math that doesn't add up, how about $4 trillion of deficits over the last four years, $5? that's math that doesn't add up. >>reporter: after a sinking first debate performance, the president tried to stage a comeback. >> governor romney says he has a five-point plan. governor romney doesn't have a five-point plan, he's got a one- point plan and that plan is to make sure that folks at the top play by a different set of rules. >>reporter: romney was ready. >> in the last four years you've cut permits and licenses on federal lands and festival waters in half. >> not true, governor romney? >> how much did you cut them by, then? >> we actually produced more oil. >> no, no, how much did you cut permits on federal land and waters. >>reporter: and then there was this attack on the consulate in libya. >> there were many days passed
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